Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies

Decorative Arts/Textiles/Design History
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2013

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Arabindan-Kesson, Anna, “Threads of Empire: The Visual Economy of the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1840–1900” (Yale, H. Carby, T.Barringer)

Barber, Karen, “Writing with Light: Cameraless Photography and Its Narrative in the 1920s” (CUNY, R. Long)

Bratton, Lyndsay, “Czech Applied Artist Collectives in Service of the Nation: Artĕl, Prague Art Workshops, and the Czechoslovak Werkbund, 1908–1925” (Maryland, College Park, S. Mansbach)

Burnham, M. Helen, “Maude I. Kerns: Crafting a Modern Art, 1907–1940” (CUNY, K. Manthorne)

Butler, Eliza, “The Public Murals of Francis Davis Millet” (Columbia, E. Hutchinson)

Carr, Dennis, “Early Furniture Making in the Narragansett Basin, 1636–1740” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Carreno, Alexis, “Alexander McQueen: Art, Fashion, and Commerce” (Stony Brook University, M. Bogart)

Fox, Peter, “Kunstgewerbe als Erzieher: Bernhard Pankok and Others, 1895–1917” (Princeton, E. da Costa Meyer)

Francis, Razan, “Secrets of the Arts: Enlightenment Spain’s Contested Islamic Craft Heritage” (MIT, D. Friedman)

Gagné-Lévesque, Pascale, “L’exposition de mode vestimentaire dans le musée d’art québécois: entre espace social et espace muséal” (University of Montreal, C. Bernier, P. Rasse)

González Galán, Ignacio, “The Logics of Arredamento: Circulating Interiors, Furnishing National Imaginaries in Italy, 1928–1963” (Princeton, L. Allais, B. Colomina)

Houghteling, Sylvia, “Politics, Poetry, and Figural Language of South Asian Textiles, 1600–1730” (Yale, T. Barringer, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Jones, Meghen, “Tomimoto Kenkichi and the Discourse of Modern Japanese Ceramics” (Boston, A. Tseng)

Joy, Catherine Lanford, “Reflecting Refinement: The Making and Meaning of Silver Metal in Antebellum Boston, 1800–1875” (Yale, E. Cooke, Jr.)

Laux, Barbara M., “Claude III Audran, Modern Ornemaniste of the Rococo Style” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Marchand, Marie-Ève, “L’institution muséale et les arts décoratifs. Enjeux d’une catégorie artistique en France et en Angleterre au 19e siècle” (University of Montreal, J. Lamoureux)

McKnight Sethi, Cristin, “Producing, Collecting, and Exhibiting Phulkari Embroidery from Punjab” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Navratil, Emily Schuchardt, “Native American Chic: The Marketing of Native Americans in New York between the World Wars” (CUNY, J. Sund)

Obniski, Monica, “Accumulating Things: Folk Art and Modern Design in the Postwar American Projects of Alexander H. Girard (1907–1993)” (UIC, R. Bruegmann)

Osdene, Stefan, “American Neon: Illuminating the Built Environment with Messages of Consumerism, 1900–1970” (Wisconsin, Madison, A. Smart Martin)

Peterson, Laurel O., “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745” (Yale, T. Barringer)

Richards, Christopher L., “We Have Always Been Fashionable: The Significance of Fashion in Accra, Ghana, from 1953–2013” (Florida, V. Rovine)

Ridler, Morgan, “The Bauhaus Wall-Painting Workshop: Mural Painting to Wallpapering, Art to Product” (CUNY, R. Long)

Sardjono, Sandra, “Tracing Patterns of Textiles in Ancient Java” (UC Berkeley, J. Williams)

Taft, Maggie, “Making Danish Modern, 1945–1960” (Chicago, C. Mehring)

Videira Eusebio, Joaquim Vitorino, “Les représentations de Saint Antoine (1190–1231) dans les azulejos Portugais du XVIIe et XVIIIe siècle. La fabrication d’un mythe” (University of Montreal, L. de Moura Sobral)

Wager, Susan, “Boucher’s Bijoux: Luxury Reproductions in the Age of Enlightenment” (Columbia, A. Higonnet)

Warren, Erica, “Munthe’s Myths: Designing a Norwegian Nation in Decorative Art” (Minnesota, G. Weisberg)

Wells, K. L. H., “Modernism’s Other Tableau: Tapestry in the Twentieth Century” (USC, N. Troy)

You, Ji Eun, “Revolutionary Luxury: Decorative Arts during the French Revolution, 1789–1795” (UNC Chapel Hill, M. Sheriff)

Zimmerman, Rachel, “Global Luxuries: Art and Material Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Elite Home in Minas Gerais, Brazil” (Delaware, M. Domínguez Torres)